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Middle School: From Hero to Zero: Middle School Series, Book 10 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lots of heart in funny tale of Rafe's class trip to London.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2018)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mighty tween heroine rocks fun, thrilling medieval tale.
By Diane Magras
(2018)
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SciJinks TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-meaning science pranks aren't that sciencey or funny.
Network: SCIENCE
(2018)
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Going for Gold Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Predictable underdog cheerleading tale set in Australia.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Little Women TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong female characters shine in classic book adaptation.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Love Balls App Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever puzzle game of love held up by ad-heavy presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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PlantSnap Plant Identification App Poster Image
age 9+
Take pics to (mostly) identify flowers and plants.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self Book Poster Image
age 9+
Empowering advice to help girls discover their strength.
By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley
(2018)
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You Go First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sweet, hopeful tale of friendship, family, and perseverance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2018)
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Danger Mouse: The Danger Games App Poster Image
age 9+
Safe, free cartoon racer does have ads, mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Guava Juice TV Poster Image
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age 9+
High-energy challenges are whimsical, mostly clean.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2006)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, easy, animated slideshows turn kids into movie makers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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The Secret Life of Kids TV Poster Image
age 9+
Docu-style social experiment shows kids ... being kids.
Network: USA
(2018)
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To the Beat! Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Predictable, unsatisfying tween dance competition movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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CleverBooks Geometry App Poster Image
age 9+
Not in perfect shape but cool use of AR.
Devices: Android
(2018)
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American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja TV Poster Image
age 9+
Bigger obstacles in head-to-head strength competition.
Network: USA
(2018)
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